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The Weightlist Podcast

Episode 32 – Beyond the Sound Bite: A Dive into Federal Financial Aid Policy with Justin Draeger

Thom and Brad take the show to our nation’s capital for a conversation with Justin Draeger, President and CEO of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. In this episode, we discuss policy positions on a variety of topics including the Pell Grant, whether there’s a student loan crisis, free college, and the similarities between The Weightlist and Good Morning America.

Brad’s beer: Guinness Draught, Guinness Brewery, Dublin, Ireland

Thom’s beer: Vienna Lager, Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company, Roseland, VA
https://untappd.com/b/devils-backbone-brewing-company-vienna-lager/18974

Links:

Why Free College Tuition Is Spreading From Cities to States: https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2018/01/05/why-free-college-tuition-is-spreading-from-cities-to-states

Decoding the Cost of College: The Case for Transparent Financial Aid Award Letters
https://www.newamerica.org/education-policy/policy-papers/decoding-cost-college/

Hoxby, C. & Turner, S. The Right Way to Capture College “Opportunity”.
https://www.educationnext.org/right-way-capture-college-opportunity-popular-measures-can-paint-wrong-picture-low-income-student-enrollment/

The FRED Blog
Are household debt and student debt exploding?
https://fredblog.stlouisfed.org/2017/05/are-household-and-student-debt-exploding/

A crisis in student loans? How changes in the characteristics of borrowers and in the institutions, they attended contributed to rising loan defaults.
https://www.brookings.edu/bpea-articles/a-crisis-in-student-loans-how-changes-in-the-characteristics-of-borrowers-and-in-the-institutions-they-attended-contributed-to-rising-loan-defaults/

Weightlist Podcast (yup, we cited ourselves!)
Episode 16 – Reshaping Educational Accountability with Aimee Rogstad Guidera
https://capturehighered.com/weightlist/episode-16/